Growing Brains: Study Finds Human Brains are Expanding, Offering Protection against Age-Related Diseases

Researchers Discover Human Brains Are Increasing in Size

Researchers from the University of California Davis Health have discovered that human brains have been growing over time, potentially leading to better brain health as people age. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, analyzed MRI data of individuals born between the 1930s and 1970s. The results showed that babies born in the 1970s had larger brain surface area and volume compared to those born in the 1930s.

The researchers also observed an increase in the size of areas related to memory and learning. While having a larger brain may not necessarily equate to increased intelligence, researchers believe that it could be beneficial for brain health.

A study published in 2016 in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the percentage of people newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease has decreased per decade, despite an overall increase in the number of patients as the population ages. This decrease could be due to improved brain development and health, potentially providing a buffer against age-related brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The findings suggest that having a bigger brain may offer protection against age-related brain diseases. Further research is needed to fully understand the implications of larger brains on brain health and cognitive function.

Researchers from the University of California Davis Health have discovered that human brains have been growing over time, potentially leading to better brain health as people age. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, analyzed MRI data of individuals born between the 1930s and 1970s. The results showed that babies born in the 1970s had larger…

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